Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson

Monday, June 09, 2014

Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

Monday, June 09, 2014

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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Heat and Spurs Superfans Face Off

Monday, June 09, 2014

It was a steamy start to the NBA finals Thursday night when the air-conditioning system failed in San Antonio's AT&T Arena. But fans say it's not over yet. Joining The Takeaway are superfans Jordan Melnick from WLRN in Miami and Giovanna Carlotta from KSTX in San Antonio.

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Protests Erupt in Brazil Ahead of World Cup

Monday, June 09, 2014

Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.

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What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans?

Friday, June 06, 2014

What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.

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LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow'

Friday, June 06, 2014

LeVar Burton wants to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web and into classrooms. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to to raise a funds with the goal of giving "Reading Rainbow" away to low-income schools for free. He says there’s simply not enough quality educational programming for kids.

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World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

Amidst the D-Day remembrances, President Obama and European leaders find themselves gathered at a time of great political turmoil that once more calls upon the solidarity of allied nations as Western countries put pressure on Russia over aggression in Ukraine. 

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An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. But lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introducing a bill that aims to fix some of the endemic problems with the veteran healthcare system. 

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Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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VA Secretary Resigns Amid Healthcare Scandal

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”

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VA Investigation: Delayed Care Is Rampant

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A new report on the VA by the Office of The Inspector General confirms that VA administrators manipulated medical waiting lists at one and possibly more hospitals. The report shows that that similar kinds of manipulation were “systemic throughout” the VA healthcare system.

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Today's Highlights | May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: Democrats push for immigration reform ahead of mid-term elections ... Nigerian government says it has located kidnapped girls ... Apple launches new technology to integrate your home and your phone.

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House Votes to Curb NSA Spying

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The USA Freedom Act aims to stop some of the NSA’s most invasive surveillance practices. But some say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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America's Scariest Militia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.

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Today's Highlights | May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: The DOJ has issued indictments against several members of the Chinese military—the accusations are of economic espionage...Voters in six states head to the polls today for primary elections that will set the stage for this fall's general election.

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